Battery Question?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rongjiechung, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. rongjiechung macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, i just got myself a new mbp today.

    I was just wondering, will the computer stop charging the battery when its full and the power source is totally dependent on the MAGSAFE? this will prevent from overcharging the battery.

    Or should i charge till its 100% then run the mbp without magsafe, and when its totally drained, then i charge it again?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    MRoogle will have answered you this plenty of times.

    It is okay to leave the MagSafe plugged in, as the battery is programmed to not charge after being completely charged.


    www.apple.com/batteries


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  3. rongjiechung thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks alot, hmm still adapting to mac. Enjoying it so far!
     
  4. rongjiechung thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i suscribed to the battery discharge calender, just wondering can anyone explain, it just has the text "enjoy wireless life. Charge notebook." on my ical. What does it means? so im suppose to drained my battery and recharge it on those stated months?
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Apple does not recommend leaving your portable plugged in all the time.
    An ideal use would be a commuter who uses her MacBook Pro on the train, then plugs it in at the office to charge. This keeps the battery juices flowing.
    If on the other hand, you use a desktop computer at work, and save a notebook for infrequent travel, Apple recommends charging and discharging its battery at least once per month. Need a reminder? Add an event to your desktop’s iCal.


    token from http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html , which you probably read.

    I other words, the iCal event reminds you that the month is over, and it is time again to completely discharge your battery as described.

    It's recommended though, thus you either do it or not.
     

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